To pair with today’s #PlanWithMeChallenge prompt, I wanted to highlight parts of my October set up.
I still have my trusty FoxyDori traveler’s notebook cover (about 8.5″ x 6″) to hold 3 inserts. I just scored a beautiful pink cover from the big Clearance sale a few weeks ago, and I’m debating moving into it in the next few weeks – but I really want to just have no more than two covers. It’s such a trap to keep buying a ton of stuff – and one of the things I want to work on is being content with what I have.
Inside, I have a collection of different notebooks – a fresh YellowPaperHouse dot grid for my bullet journal (because lists), a gridded May Designs notebook for a daily log (jotting a few thoughts down every day), and a Moleskine grid for Notes and Collections (for lists, ideas, project planning, tracking histories of things, etc)
My Monthly spreads have been the Last Frontier in my modified Bullet Journal – the original lists didn’t work for me, so I tried the standard monthly grid like I’m used to in other planners. I’d decorate it and mark my events… then literally never look at them! So in August I tried a different strategy, and printed off a blank calendar for daily doodling challenges. Nope, never happened.
This month I’m ditching the calendar altogether in favor of a Monthly task list in different categories, and space for October Instagram challenges. I KNOW I will refer to those pages, and perhaps keep the other planning on my Google Calendar. I think this will work!
And of course, my beloved weekly layout. Here, I have adapted slightly.
- I added weather, because Minnesota weather is crazy and I’ve walked out with so many incorrect outfits
- I added a few circles (ala original Bullet Journal legend) to indicate big meetings I’d have or the classes I teach that day – because it then makes sense why I didn’t get a lot of tasks done that day
- The cute lanterns for my liquids tracker – I have to find the name of the gal on Instagram who inspired me, but it’s just plain cute.
- My tasks and money tracker have stayed the same but I added a flag “For Others” since I’m in the midst of doing a lot for other people right now
Well there you have it, folks! That’s how I getting things done in October – how about you?